To the editor:
After reading Rhonda’s article on the fiscal court meeting in the July 22 issue of the CV&T, I’m puzzled. Judge Taylor stated that we have a $246,103 shortfall, with the possibility of a half million dollar shortfall. In the same article the conservation district asked that Judge Taylor and the three magistrates attend a meeting on the possible purchase of Lily Mountain, which would then become a nature preserve. The conservation district would apply for grant money (tax dollars) to make the purchase and all they ask of the county is to help maintain it. Maintaining anything costs money. Were we not told of a potential half million dollar shortfall? Where will the money come from to help maintain the property? It will come from the taxpayers. Higher taxes and more fees appear to be in our future. I would prefer the owner sell the property to a private buyer rather than to a government entity, but I also agree with property owner rights, so get as much as you can seller! The point is, we can’t continue to spend. Federal, state and local governments must come out of the fog. “ We the People”, are responsible for the spending. We have become so dependent on services and entitlements that I fear we would slip into wide spread panic if they weren’t provided. Sorry to sound so negative. On the positive side, Lily Mountain is beautiful this time of year!
Red Lick Rd.